Paddle Boarding at Sunrise in Santa Barbara, CA

November 1, 2023

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Ahhh – you guys. I had the most amazing couples sesh a bit ago. Crystal & Travis decided to go paddle boarding at sunrise and I just have to share with you! Picture this: a beautiful golden sand beach with palm trees lining the shore, and the sound of gentle waves crashing in the background. The town is still asleep and it’s quiet outside. Can you imagine it?

The whole scene was so serene and peaceful. As the sun began to rise, everything was bathed in this warm, golden glow and masked with some overcast skies. And the best part? We were the only ones there! It was just me, Crystal, and Travis, surrounded by nature’s beauty. We had the whole beach to ourselves.

Crystal and Travis were such an adventurous couple. They fearlessly ventured into the morning ocean and started splashing around in the water, laughing and having the time of their lives. It was such a joy to witness their genuine excitement and love for each other. It’s moments like these that make me fall even more in love with what I do.

Being a destination wedding photographer, I’m always on the lookout for unique and breathtaking locations, and Santa Barbara definitely checks all the boxes. I grew up coming to Santa Barbara often and it still remains one of my all time favorite places. The stunning coastline, the picturesque palm trees, and the tranquil atmosphere make it an ideal destination for weddings and engagement sessions. As a California engagement photographer, I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting.

If you ever find yourself in Santa Barbara, I highly recommend waking up early and experiencing the magic of a sunrise. Trust me, you won’t regret it. And hey, if you’re planning a destination wedding or engagement shoot, consider me as your photographer! I’m always looking for an excuse to spend a week back in my favorite California city and I’d be stoked to capture your love story in beautiful Santa Barbara.

Interested in your own paddle boarding at sunrise session?! You can contact us here to book!

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My heart and passion for this work is summed up by the act of service. From the first wedding I ever photographed to ones years later—I’ve yet to come down from the high of being part of a couple’s best day and putting it in digital form to look back on for a lifetime. I take my craft seriously, and that means serving you in all aspects on your wedding day, and the days leading up to it.

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